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The 40th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race came to an end earlier this week in Nome, Alaska. Dallas Seavey, 25, bested both his father and his grandfather with his team of nine dogs, becoming the youngest musher ever to win the nearly 1,000-mile race across the Alaskan wilderness. His winnings included $50,000 and a new truck. Gathered here are images from the Iditarod and other events from around the globe.(29 photos total)
Pat Moon and his team travel the Kuskokwim River toward McGrath, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 7. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News/Associated Press)

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ORGANIZED PROCESSION: Soldiers carried the coffin of former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash during his funeral procession in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday. Mr. Denktash, who died Jan. 13 at the age of 87, worked to create a separate Turkish Cypriot state. (Petros Karadjias/Associated Press)

SINGLE FILE: A still from aerial video shows passengers of the Costa Concordia evacuating the sinking cruise ship off the coast of Giglio, Italy, Jan. 14. Costa Crociere, which operated the ship, said the commander had been properly trained, but he was detained and transcripts indicated that he evacuated the vessel before some of the passengers. (Guardia Costiera/Reuters)

CRYING OUT: Police officers scuffled with Tibetan activists trying to escape from a police bus outside New Delhi’s Hyderabad House, the venue of new border talks between Indian and Chinese officials. (Manan Vatsyayana/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

THROUGH THE FIRE: A man rode a horse through a bonfire Monday in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, in honor of San Anton, the patron saint of animals. (Juinen/Getty Images)

QUITE A STRETCH: Great Britain’s Andy Murray played during the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday. Mr. Murray defeated American Ryan Harrison 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. (Jason O’Brien/Action Images/Zuma Press)

PUMPING AWAY: Hoses to be used to pump diesel and gasoline stretched from the Russian tanker Renda toward the iced-in town of Nome, Alaska, Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy cleared a path for the tanker to deliver much-needed fuel. (Grant DeVuyst/U.S. Coast Guard/Reuters)

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Shishmaref, Alaska 2006

Brandon Thibodeaux (b. 1981, United States) is a member of the New York based photography collective, MJR. Following his university studies in photojournalism and international development he now resides in Dallas, Texas, where he regularly contributes to the Financial Times Weekend Magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a member of the Getty Reportage 2009-10 Emerging Talent, and the Eddie Adams XIX alumnus.

About the Photograph:

“This image is from my first real project endeavor during my senior year of college.  In August 2006 I traveled 120 miles northwest of Nome, Alaska, landing in the small island village of Shishmaref.  Its roughly 550 Inupiaq residents faced a looming migration due to the severe erosion plaguing the tiny island.  Climate change was keeping protective sea ice from forming around its shoreline leaving its brittle sand and permafrost foundation vulnerable against harsh winter storms. I was taken aback by the elements of pop culture that I found, like 2 Pac posters, and video game consoles, intertwined with the community’s more traditional ways of life.  Shortly after this image was taken we feasted on caribou steaks and Akutaq – otherwise known as Eskimo ice cream made from whipped caribou fat and seal oil, mixed with fresh picked salmon berries.”

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